Chinese Herbs: Ma Chi Xian (Purslane or Portulaca), Herba Portulacae Oleraceae
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Chinese Herbs: Ma Chi Xian (Purslane or Portulaca), Herba Portulacae Oleraceae

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Herbs that Clear Heat and Eliminate Toxins

Cold Ma Chi Xian (Herba Portulacae Oleraceae)
Channels:
LI, LIV
Properties:
Sour, Cold
Latin:
Herba Portulacae Oleraceae
Chinese:
马齿苋
Tone Marks:
mă chĭ xiàn
Translation:
Horse's Teeth Amaranth

Chinese Herb Actions

  • Relieves Fire Toxins and Cools the Blood
    For dysentery from Damp-Heat or Fire Toxins, urinary tract infections with Blood, red and white vaginal discharge, and post partum bleeding.
  • Reduces Sores from Damp-Heat
    Can be used both topically or internally.
  • Used to reduce the swelling and pain from snake bite or wasp stings.

Chinese Herb Contraindications & Cautions

  • Contraindicated during pregnancy, and in cases of cold from deficiency of the spleen and stomach.

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Chinese Herb Dosage

  • 15-60 grams. If the juice is used fresh, the dosage can be doubled.